US Navy ship: the captain is sacked

The captain of that U.S. Navy warship has lost his job after the brand new USS Billings grazed a moored cargo ship, the Rosaire Desgagnés, on an attempt to leave the Port of Montreal. Now the American ship is stuck here for repairs. This account of the story says it’s mandatory for any ship leaving our port to take a river pilot aboard, but doesn’t say whether the Americans had complied.